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We’re one lighter today.  Only 15 mins into our AAP yesterday, someone saw the fantastic character, adorable face, and snuggly nature in Corky even while he wasn’t on his best behavior at all – barking at every dog, uninterested in any person, and fiestily pulling on the leash.

She came in searching for bird food, but followed close behind as Corky, Zoe and I went to set up.  Almost immediately she was sold but even more so when she heard he adores children (she has a young granddaughter).

I was shocked! Corky is about a year and a half and has been in a foster home since he was two days old!  Along with his foster mom and other fosters, we are thrilled for Corky and hope it will be a lasting adoption for him.  He’s on a two week trial but as the applicant has worked with rescues in the past, they will surely be able to work through his shyness and then we’ll be officially celebrating, singing CORKY’S GOT A HOME, CORKY’S GOT A HOME!

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Young Single Handsome Tan Male


Corky is a cutie, isn’t he!

He’s been in a loving foster home where he has absolutely flourished and been doted upon (in other words – SPOILED ROTTEN! ok – not rotten, but you get the idea).  For personal reasons, Corky’s foster mom need time and freedom to recoup and rest with fewer responsibilities.  She sure does love him.  He arrived at my home with great proof – his own crate, beds (yep, more than one), excess  bedding (a whole bag full), favorite toys, bowls, and bags of food!  Goodness, I think everyone else around is going to get jealous!

Though he was a tad shy … for like 2 seconds, he is super joyful now and he shows it – wiggling his entire body wholeheartedly and peering up at you with those big, greenish eyes twinkling with excitement from only about 10 inches from the ground.  Yep, he’s a little character who will be hanging out with us at Bella Cashlin for a while until his foster mama is back on her feet or he gets adopted!! Of course, we’re hoping and praying for the latter!

SueAnne quickly befriended him which is a little weird for her but I like it.  Two chi’s in a pod!  And guess what? HE’S A CUDDLER!!! It’s almost as if it’s a requirement at our place.  I mean, I’ve never known so many snugglers in my life.


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One might be quick to assume that a home where the pet to person ratio is 9:1 would be practically out of control.  But if you did assume such a thing, you would be a little off base.  Yes there are times when toys cover the floor, tails wag with glee and dogs literally fly over you (well, only Pebbles).  But mostly, the only noise I ever hear is Abbi’s soft snoring (okay, not the entire time, but predominately soft).  Yes, even now …

ZZZZZZZZ …

Abbi is our resident cuddler … self-proclaimed, of course

Probably because she looks so retarded when she snoozes solo


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As a foster mom, I like to take my fosters everywhere I possible can.  Exposure is everything in getting a successful adoption.  Dog parks, pet stores, Home Depot, friends and family, errands, etc.  Everywhere I go, I try to make it aware that these adorable tag-a-longs are not my own – they could be your new best friend.  Are you ready?

The hard part is, yes people see the dogs, express interest in them – but how many really remember what I, the human, the person, not that loveable bundle of joy … how many can recall the website or organization to contact in order to adopt? I’d hope all but I’m sure very few.

In order to circumvent such forgetfulness, I decided to design and carry with me always a little business card with all pertinent information and of course, a picture of the pet they are interested in.  These are invaluable tools to me – and aren’t they just too cute!!  I encourage you foster moms out there to do something similar.

(I glue their picture on the back over the saying)

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Can you believe she’s here?!  Yes, the excitement is overflowing.  I want nothing more than to pamper and dote and love all over her, but I must resist.  She needs time.  She needs to build trust.  She needs to adapt.

It’s going to be a long, precious, rewarding experience for me and for her.

(it took about four hours before she would actually peek over the chair at me on the couch)

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Be sure and check back for news of our latest victory!

We’ll be celebrating them all … big or small!

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I have the best four ever though.  Let me just do a little shameless bragging here.  They don’t get too much attention on here, but they sure deserve it!

With all these pups coming in and going out – each with different temperaments, needs and even play styles – my four adapt perfectly.  The Bubbas are quick to trust and eager to cuddle.  As long as they get their time in my lap or their spot on the bed (well, any spot), they’re content and loudly purring.  Abbi has a unique affinity for little dogs and shy pups.  Her motherly instincts shine as she cleans their ears, nudges them for attention and follows closely behind wherever they go.  Pebbles on the other hand is the go-to playmate. She can adapt to any type of play – quiet and mouthy, keep-a-way and chase, tug-a-war and noisy.  But she’s also they one to willingly give up her own bed, treat or toy if they want it.

Their own personalities are a GREAT help to me as we help our fosters grow and trust.  They let them into their homes, their space with happy hearts and wagging tails.  Without these four, it wouldn’t be nearly as productive and structured (yes, even with a 7-1 ratio) home – ideal to help fosters become the best dog they can be, find families to love them and love back, and to stay adopted.

I love my four!  All we want is for someone to love our fosters and to give them a home where their personalities and quirks will add life to their family.

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wow. so much work to do!

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If the weather holds up, I’m driving to pick her up tonight. I’m really excited because the sooner I get her, the quicker she gets off her chain and out of the almost-freezing and rainy weather!

Since she’s coming from such a difficult situation, I feel it would be best to re-name her.  Surely Kara just isn’t something she treasures!  Let’s make her feel loved and appreciated with her own identity!

No we haven’t seen her but we do know she’s a black and white Border Collie with short hair.  Maybe a mix.

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